2017 GIA Conference
Detroit, MI   October 28–31
Legacy and Leadership

‘Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match’

Lessons Learned from Cross-sector Research Partnerships

Monday, October 30, 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Organized by Jamie Hand, Director of Research Strategies, ArtPlace America.

Moderated by Danya Sherman, Research Strategies, ArtPlace America. Presented by John Arroyo, Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellow and Urban Planner, MIT; Nayantara Sen, Manager of Culture and Content, Race Forward and Co-Principal, Art/Work Practice; and Ben Stone, Director of Arts & Culture, Transportation for America.

As both practitioners and funders in the arts sector increasingly reach across the aisle to collaborate with partners in the health, safety, transportation, and other fields, breakthrough insights and new solutions to old problems are everyone’s goal. But what about the learning curves and growing pains that come with this new way of working? ArtPlace's research team and three cross-sector researchers and practitioners will engage in a conversation about the challenges encountered when undertaking deeply intersectional work — from day-to-day language barriers to competing conceptual frameworks. Participants will learn how to anticipate and plan for their own program or research collaborations with those outside the arts sector.